In the OP commented on the decision of Turkey's Hagia Sophia
The decision about the transformation of Hagia Sophia into a mosque regrettable if President Recep Tayyip Erdogan will support him, it will negatively affect the international image of the country, said RIA Novosti Chairman of the Commission of the Public chamber of the Russian Federation on harmonization of interethnic and interreligious relations Vladimir Zorin.
The Turkish state Council (Supreme administrative court) annulled the decision of 1934 the transformation of Hagia Sophia (Aya Sofia) in Istanbul to a Museum, reported CNN Turk. The Anadolu news Agency, citing a conclusion of the state Council reported that the Cathedral was a mosque.
"We can only Express regret at the decision of the state Council of Turkey. Although I had serious doubts that they will listen to the voice of the international community. We hope that the Turkish President will take a reasonable decision and will not violate the tradition that was laid by Ataturk, in which the decision was made to Museum status of this historical monument," said Zorin.
If the President agrees with the decision of the state Council is, according to Zorin, "can negatively affect the international image of the country."
Erdogan said earlier that waiting for the decision of the state Council about the possibility of change the status of Hagia Sophia and its transformation from a Museum into a mosque will do depending on him.
The Turkish foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said earlier that his country has the right to change the status of a Cathedral, turning it into a mosque, without taking into account the views of other States.
Aya Sofia was founded by the Christian Emperor Justinian, and was opened on 27 December 537. Cathedral over a thousand years was the largest Church in the Christian world. After the capture of Constantinople by the Ottomans and the fall of the Byzantine Empire in 1453, the Cathedral was converted into a mosque but since 1934 the building by decree of the founder of the modern Turkish state Kemal Ataturk became a Museum and was included in the world heritage list of UNESCO.